LAVFW presents $25,000 gift to The Jackson Laboratory for cancer research

Date: March 16, 2010
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Bar Harbor, Maine -- The Ladies’ Auxiliary to the Veterans of Foreign Wars has supported cancer research at The Jackson Laboratory since 1947. On March 13, Maine State President Lynn Dunton and other LAVFW officials presented a $25,000 donation in honor of the late Frances Booth, a past National President of the organization. Members of Ms. Booth’s family, including her son, Donald Pushaw, were at the Laboratory for the presentation.

In the past six decades, the LAVFW has donated more than $1,000,000 to The Jackson Laboratory, the largest commitment from any service organization. Three buildings, countless pieces of research equipment, and funds for young investigators are among the initiatives they have funded through their Cancer Aid & Research Program.

The Jackson Laboratory is an independent, nonprofit biomedical research institution based in Bar Harbor, Maine, with a facility in Sacramento, Calif. Its mission is to discover the genetic basis for preventing, treating and curing human diseases, and to enable research and education for the global biomedical community.

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In the photo: Jackson Laboratory Vice President for Advancement Michael Hyde (right) accepts a check from Lynn Dunton, LAVFW Maine State President. The $25,000 donation is in honor of the late Frances Booth, former LAVFW National President and Maine State President. Ms. Booth's son, Donald Pushaw, and his wife Laura look on.

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